Newsletter and Events – March 8, 2020

By | March 8, 2020

Image result for Is Spring Finally comingJust click on the name of the newsletter or venue to be taken directly to it. Some events planned are shown below but be sure to follow the links to insure that you are not missing out on any events that may be of special interest to you.


  • The Northville Parks and Recreation Brochure
    • The Winter brochure which lists all of the activities and classes can be found by clicking here.
    • Resident registration begins December 10th.

The March/April 2020 issue of the Northville Times was just published, so click on the name above to read it in its entirety.

  • Seniors and disabled ride at low rates on SMART buses 
    • Northville residents who are 60 years and older as well as those with a documented disability can arrange for bus transportation to and from doctors’ appointments, the grocery store and other outings. The service is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s an 8-mile radius for medical transportation to doctors’ offices and medical facilities, and a 4-mile radius for other trips.
    • Curb-to-curb bus service is provided by the Northville Community Senior Transportation Service, with funding from SMART, The Senior Alliance, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, Northville Township and the City of Northville.
    • Fares are charged as one-way trips, ranging from $1 to $4 each way. Reservations must be made at least two business days in advance by calling the Transportation coordinator at 248-449-9934 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Punch cards are available in $20, $30 and $40 increments, purchased in advance.
  • AARP income tax preparation assistance – Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 9, 2020
    • AARP tax-aide provides free tax assistance to taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those who are 60 and older as well as the disabled. Appointments are required.  To register, please call 248-305-2851 or visit the Senior Services desk at the Community Center, 303 W. Main Street.
  • Government is hiring Census Workers
    • If you are looking to earn a few dollars and get out and meet some new people, the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for full-time and part-time Temporary Field Representative positions.  For more information, visit here. 

215 Griswold, Northville/(248)348-1845

  • Pi Day – Friday, March 13th – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    • Come celebrate Pi Day and support the Northville Historical Society! Order your pie on our website, then pick it up at the
      Cady Inn between 3:00 – 6:00 pm on March 13. You can also stop by the Cady Inn for a slice of pie with us for $3.14 and abeverage (coffee or gourmet tea) for $1.00!
  • How the Model T Changed America – Wed, March 25th – 7 pm
    • Don LaCombe, who worked at Ford Product Development for 36 years, then volunteered at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village for many years, shares his knowledge of how the Model T brought motoring to the masses! Reserve your seat at Donations appreciated.

215 W. Cady Street/248-377-0497

  • Winter Art Classes
    • Click here to be taken to the full schedule of Winter Art Classes.  There even classes about plant care, print making and calligraphy if you don’t fancy yourself an artist.
    • There are a total of 54 classes being offered including:
      • Painting with Parkinson’s
      • Pastels – All levels
      • Drawing 101
      • Watercolor for Beginners
      • Beginning Acrylic Painting
      • Indoor Plant Care – Design and Propagation

212 West Cady Street/248-349-3020

  • Self Defense for Woman – Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm OR Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm
    • Gain confidence and discover your inner warrior in this women’s only class presented by Andrea Moon, third degree Black Belt: Shotokan Japanese Karate.
    • The session will focus on a variety of self-defense techniques on different types of attacks, enable you to practice several evasion techniques, and gain skills to help avoid becoming a victim. Students should wear loose fitting clothes, tie hair back, and remove footwear.
    • Register.
  • There I Take My Stand: The Women’s Suffrage Movement – Tuesday, March 24th at 7 pm
    • Join local genealogist Katherine Willson in celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with an overview of historical contributions from Michigan’s passionate and determined citizens.  Registration required.
  • History of Yankee Air Museum – Tuesday, March 31st at 7 pm
    • Barry Levine presents on the Yankee Air Museum, which was founded in 1981 by a group of aviation enthusiasts to commemorate the Willow Run Bomber Plant, as well as our country’s aviation history. The Museum had a substantial collection of aircraft and aviation artifacts that were destroyed in a 2004 fire. Despite this loss, the Museum purchased a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and saved it from being demolished.  This historic plant built Consolidated Aircraft’s B-24 Liberator bomber, with a bomber coming off the line every 60 minutes. The Bomber Plant was a significant part of the “Arsenal of Democracy” story, and when totally renovated will become the Museum’s new home. Register.
  • Cloud Library – Thousands of E-Books at your Fingertips
    • Access popular eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the app on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire or Nook. Select your Country, State and Northville District Library, accept the terms and conditions then enter your library card number and PIN. Within the app click on the search icon to view the collection. Titles check out for 21 days and will automatically expire.  Click here for Help & Support or contact the Library at 248.349.3020.   Get started today!

Community Center/303 W Main St/248-349-4144

  • Walking – Monday through Friday – 8 to 9:30 am
    • Take a walk at the Community Center Gym every weekday morning. Join the group afterwards for a cup of coffee. Walking is free, coffee is 50 cents.
  • Special Events
    • St. Patrick’s Day Party – March 17th – 11:30 am to 1 pm – $12
      • Everyone is Irish at this party! A traditional meal of corn beef & cabbage, Irish potatoes and dessert will be served. Lively Irish entertainment by Ardan Academy will be provided to enjoy. Wear your best St. Patrick’s day outfit and be entered into our costume contest! Best female & male costume win prizes.
    • Tigers Opening Day Party – Monday, March 30th – Noon -$3
      • Join us to cheer on the Detroit Tigers during their first home opener vs the Kansas City Royals. Game time is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Hot dogs, peanuts & Cracker Jack’s along with other games and prizes. Registration Deadline: March 25th.
    • Dinner and Willy Wonka Musical – Friday – April 17th – 5 to 9 pm – $23
      •  Join us for a Genittis catered meal held at the Northville Community Center. Following dinner we will depart to Northville High School to watch the Northville Drama Club perform Willy Wonka the musical! Menu includes baked chicken, cheesy potatoes, garden salad and dessert. Ticket includes dinner, round trip bus ride and entry into the musical. Registration Deadline: April 3rd.
    • Casino Night – Friday, May 15th – 6 to 9 pm – $15
      • A Multi-Center Event hosted by Novi Civic Center. Join the Canton, Northville, Novi, South Lyon and
        Wixom centers for a Casino Night! A night of gaming fun with 14 table games including Black Jack,
        Roulette, Craps and more! Admission includes appetizers casino games, entertainment and prizes.
        Registration Deadline: April 24th
  • Field Trips and Tours
    • Champagne Tour at The Whitney – Friday, March 27th – 11 am to 2 pm – $29
      • Embrace the Whitney lifestyle! Take a guided stroll through the historic Mansion while sipping Champagne and enjoying a selection of cheeses. The Whitney mansion is world famous for upscale dining in Detroit. Completed in 1894, the Motor City landmark retains the exquisite charm of Detroit’s early upper echelon as a venue for all to enjoy. Registration Deadline: March 13th
    • Detroit Tigers Baseball –Tigers vs Athletics – Thur, June 11th – noon to 6:30 pm
      • It’s root, root, root for the Tigers! Watch the game from a lower baseline seat as you enjoy your included hot dog and pop. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. Registration Deadline: May 15
  • Programs
    • Food For Thought – Orzo – Tuesday, April 7th – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – $2
      • Join us for our new series as we dive in and learn about super foods, their benefits and walk away with a homemade item using the super food! Registration Deadline: April 3.
    • Eating From The Garden – Wed, April 29th – 10:30 to 11:30 am – Free
      • Free lecture to learn the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  Food safety, storage and preservation will be discussed.  Registration Deadline: April 24.
  • Crafts and Activities
    • Line Dancing is Back – Mondays – March 23rd – April 27th – 10 to 11 am – $42 for six week
      • Led by Elena Semenov, certified and international award winner. Please register at the front desk for 6 week session. No drop-ins accepted. Try it FREE class on March 16th.
    • NEW 1 Day Pickleball Clinics: Mondays:  March through April – 3:45 pm to 3:45 pm – $15
      • Come learn the skills necessary to play! There will be 3 different clinics and multiple dates:
        • 101: Intro to Pickleball
        • 201: Dinking Strategies
        • 202: Serve, Return, Third Shot Options
    •  BINGO – Thursday – March 12 & April 16 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Free
  • Friday Flicks – 1 pm – $1
    • March 13th – Ford vs. Farrari
      • American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles together battle corporate
        interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours
        of Le Mans in France in 1966.
    • March 20th – No Movie
    • March 27th – Knives Out
      • When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate, the inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
    • April 3rd – Dark Waters
      • Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

20145 Beck Road/248-349-8390

  • Annual Spring Clean Up Day – Saturday, April 25th – 9 am to Noon
    • Help park staff and Friends of Maybury with a variety of projects that help get the park ready for the spring/summer season. Wear work clothes and bring gloves. Young adults must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
      RSVP to the Park Office at (248) 349-8390.

50165 8 Mile Road/(248) 374-0200

  • Making Maple Syrup Tours- March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
    • Learn how to make sap into delicious maple syrup! Enjoy a wagon ride to and from the Sugar Bush and a stop at the Maybury Farm Sugar Shack. $8 per person.
      • Tours begin at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30.
      • Space is limited, please arrive early to secure your spot (doors open at 12:00pm & close at 5:00pm).
  • Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April  18th – 10 am to 1 pm
    • Egg Hunt & activities for kids ages 2 – 10 years old.
    • Gates open at 9:30 am
    • $10/ vehicle, cash only.

361 East Cady Street/248-347-0003

  • The Baxter Sisters, April 2nd – May 3th
    • It’s 1937 and the Baxter sisters of Ionia, MI are determined to take the world by storm with their tap dancing routines. But when tragedy strikes, their attention shifts from fame to supporting their family. The Baxter sisters start up a dance studio in their garage and set new goals for themselves as they face the realities of growing up and learning to heal from the past. Set in the mid 20th century, The Baxter Sisters explores family dynamics after tragedy. The story line will tug on your heartstrings and put a rhythm in your soul.  Tickets available here.
  • Seasons Tickets for the 13th Season are Available Now!
    • To view the 2019-2020 Season, click here.
  • Jazz at the Pointe 
    • A series of one-night-only concerts featuring the finest musicians in the area, a wine tasting and light finger foods from Browndog Barlor & Restaurant at the intermission. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the wine tasting; music starts at
      • Heather Black Project – Saturday, March 21st
        This versatile ensemble puts a unique spin on vintage jazz and incorporates modern elements of 50’s R&B to the soul and hip-hop rhythms of present day. The event features two music sets, wine and desserts! Learn more
      • Los Gatos –  Saturday, May 16th
      • Opapada – Saturday, July 11th


  • Plymouth Rides the Rails – Now through July 3, 2020
    • The Plymouth Historical Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibit highlighting Plymouth’s connection to Michigan’s rich railroad history.
    • Featured in this exhibit is a unique 1949 Fairmont M19-F2 Speeder “motor car,” a motorized hand car, generously on loan from George Dines of Lansing, Michigan. We also have its predecessor; an original wood non-motorized hand car on display, loaned by the Steam Railroading Institute.  These will only be on display until Late April.
    • Come in and see the various collections of railroad equipment and artifacts, from working lights, to dining car dishes from the Pere Marquette Passenger and Ferry services and many other interesting items from Plymouth’s
      railroad past, including artifacts from Pere Marquette’s Streamline era.
    • Museum hours are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1- 4 PM.  Located at 155 South Main Street. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-17.

20501 Newburgh Road/LivoniaMI 48154/(248) 477-7375

  • First Native Tribes of Michigan – Mon, Mar 16th – 2 pm
    • Join the Livonia Historical Society for their meeting and a presentation by Joe Oldenburg “First Native Tribes of Michigan.” All are welcome to attend this free event. Membership information will be available at the meeting.
  • Donations for the Previously Enjoyed Jewelry Sale
    • Do you have jewelry you no longer wear? Please consider donating it to Greenmead for the Previously Enjoyed Jewelry Sale on Saturday, April 25. Donations are accepted at the Alexander Blue House at Greenmead, 20501 Newburgh Road and the Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For additional information, please call (248) 477-7375.